Forts with Best Architecture that you cannot afford to miss in Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort

An Indian destination strikes our mind while thinking about forts. Can you guess it? Yes, we are talking about the hub of forts and palaces – Rajasthan. UNESCO has announced many hill forts of Rajasthan as the World Heritage Sites due to their architecture and grandeur.

Considering the fact, tourists visit Rajasthan to witness that majestic charm of mighty forts. They are not only colossal in the area but also beautifully created. Every wall, dome, and a palace inside these forts is worth watching. The intricate construction and carvings of the forts depict the importance of artwork in the ancient era.

The forts which we can see today in Rajasthan are the result of continuous efforts of Maharajas. They used to spend decades in planning and supervising the construction of these forts. Not any big structure of recent times can compete with the beauty and architecture of these forts. That is why the forts of Rajasthan are a mark of rich art and architecture of India.

Let’s glance at the forts with the best architecture which every visitor must add into their Rajasthan tour package:

Amer Fort, Jaipur:

Amer Fort is one of the biggest forts of Rajasthan situated in the capital city Jaipur. Settled at a hill in the outskirts of the city, Amer Fort is the result of efforts done by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century.

It depicts a blend of Hindu, Rajput, and Mughal architectural style. The intricate wooden, marble, metal and glass work makes this fort visually appealing and majestic.

It is constructed with red sandstone and Marble having four immense levels each with a courtyard. You can see various structures inside the fort like Diwan-e-Aam (hall of public audience), Diwan-e-Khas (hall of private audience), the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir.

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The grand fort also has a place called Sukh Niwas with artificially created cool climate through winds. Explore the rooms and halls to enjoy the views of impressive artwork. Watch the light and sound show here!

Visit Timings:  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all days of the week.

Chittorgarh Fort, Udaipur:

The Chittorgarh Fort is counted among the few forts which create the actual glory of Rajasthan. This hill fort is not only famous for its art and architecture but also for the heart-wrenching tale of Jauhar (mass suicide). Rani Padmini committed Jauhar along with thousands of other women in the Jauhar Kund when Mughal Emperor Alauddin Khilji invaded the fort.

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Spread in an area of 700 acres, the zigzag entrance of the fort is quite exciting! You can see many water reservoirs, sky-reaching towers like Kirti Stambha and Vijay Stambha in the fort premises.

The sight of seven massive gateways, huge palaces, and carved temples will teleport you straight into the historic Rajput world! Don’t forget to see the artwork in Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, and Meerbai Temple. There is much more to explore than we can mention!

Visit Timings:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on all days of the week.

Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur:

‘The Victory Fort of Rajasthan’ – Jaigarh Fort holds some exciting surprises to make you awestruck! The spectacular fort located at a high hilltop was built to guard Amber and Jaipur. The gigantic size of Jaigarh fort will make you aware about the actual royalty of India.

The fort houses an altogether different world with eye-catching gardens, residential palaces, beautiful temples, interesting weapon museum. The structure depicts the medieval construction style through the exquisite interiors made up of red sandstone.

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The warrior assembly will make you aware of the art of warfare famous in the medieval period. Any Rajasthan tour package is insufficient without a tour to Jaigarh Fort.

Visit Timings:  10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Udaipur:

When talking about architecture, we can’t miss out the massive Kumbhalgarh Fort. It is popular for having the second largest wall of the world (36 km) and being the birthplace of great warrior King Maharana Pratap. The round bastions visible from a far off distance indicate the stronghold of Rajputana supremacy.

The seven immense gates guard every entrance of the fort in a royal style. You will have to walk through many sharp turns to reach in the fort as they were strategically constructed to obstruct the invaders from entering easily.

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Stroll through the important structures like the Kumbha Palace, Badal Mahal, and stunning Jain temples to familiarise with impeccable architecture. The fort premises are too big to explore so, get ready with your most comfy shoes for this tour!

Visit Timings:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all days of the week.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur:

The Mehrangarh Fort also known as the citadel of the sun is one of the famous forts of Rajasthan. The foundation of Mehrangarh was laid down in 1458 by Rao Jodha. The fort is more like a big museum preserving the history of Rathore clan and Mughals.

Considering the massive size of this fort, Rudyard Kipling explained it as ‘the Work of Giants’. After all, such huge palaces, walls, galleries, and thrones are wonders for common people.

But, it matches perfectly with the unique lifestyle of Indian Kings! Explore the museum galleries and capture the structures like Elephant Howdahs, Palanquins, Marwari paintings, unique armory on your camera. Spend time at Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takhat Niwas, and Daulat Khana to dive deep in the historic architecture.

Visit Timings:  10:00 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

These are the main forts which represent the intricate architecture of ancient India. It keeps inspiring the budding architects to add some grand elements like these forts in the upcoming creations. However, assimilating the beauty of these structures is not entirely possible in today’s world. So, explore all these forts of Rajasthan to enhance your respect for Indian heritage.

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